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Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives are an easy appetizer to prepare for parties or potlucks. The eggs are perfectly cooked and filled with a mixture of creamy egg yolks, crunchy bacon, pickles, onions, smooth mayonnaise, and tangy mustard. These deviled eggs are sure to please a crowd.
Deviled eggs have probably been around since the dawn of time, and deviled eggs with bacon were probably close behind. I know we’ve been making deviled eggs for years.
My son loves them and actually claims them as one of his favorite foods. Ok, so maybe deviled eggs haven’t been around since the dawn of time, but they have been around for a really long time.
Traditional deviled eggs make a great appetizer, but they can be a bit time consuming. Boiling the water, waiting for the eggs to cook, letting the eggs cool, peeling the eggs, you get the picture.
After I figured out how to make “boiled eggs” in the Instant Pot, deviled eggs were next on the list. Then naturally, deviled eggs with bacon followed.
These were incredibly easy to make, and in all seriousness, I think it took the bacon longer to cook than the eggs.
I even found a great way to peel the eggs that reduces mess and makes peeling a cinch!
You may already know about it, but I’ve listed it in the tips below just in case. Don’t forget to check it out before you leave!
How to Make Deviled Eggs with Bacon:
Start by placing 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot and then add the trivet. We purchased a stackable trivet used specifically for eggs. Add 6 large eggs to the trivet, and close the lid.
Turn the Instant Pot to high pressure (pressure cook/manual) for 5 minutes. Then allow a natural release for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
Remove the eggs from the Instant Pot, and place them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
After the eggs have cooled, remove the shells. Carefully, cut the eggs in half longways and remove the yolks. Place the yolks into a separate small bow.
Add half the bacon, onions, pickles, mustard, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise to the yolks. Use a fork, potato masher, or food processor to mix the filling.
Take a spoon or piping bag and place a bit of the filling into each of the halved egg whites. Garnish with the remaining bacon and chives.
Tips for Making the Perfect Deviled Eggs with Bacon:
- The Instant Pot method we used is similar to the 5-5-5 method (5 minutes for cooking, 5 minutes natural release, 5 minutes in an ice bath). Some Instant Pot users prefer the 6-6-6 or 7-7-7 method. Use whichever works best for you!
- Make peeling eggs easy by peeling them in a bowl of water. I like to use the same water as I used for the ice bath. Just hold the egg under water slightly to remove the shell. The shell comes off easier and sinks right to the bottom of the bowl! Plus, it doesn’t stick to your fingers.
- Add a spicy kick to these deviled eggs by adding hot sauce, jalapenos, or chiles. They are so versatile, you can change up the flavors to suit your tastes.
- For a smoother filling, leave out the bacon, and add it to the top after you’ve filled the eggs.
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- 1 Cup Water
- 6 Eggs
- 2 Slices Bacon, (cooked, chopped, and divided)
- 1/4 Cup Pickles, (finely diced)
- 1/4 Cup Onion, (finely diced)
- 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- Chives, (for garnish)
- Place 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Add the trivet. Place eggs on the trivet, and close the lid.
- Set to high pressure (pressure cook/manual) for 5 minutes.
- Allow a natural release for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
- Remove eggs and place in an ice bath.
- Peel the eggs, and cut in half longways. Carefully, remove the yolks.
- Place the yolks in a separate bowl, and add half the bacon, pickles, onions, mustard, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise. Mix until combined.
- Use a spoon or piping bag to fill each halved egg white with the yolk filling. Top with remaining bacon and chives.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
*Additional time of 30 minutes includes preparing bacon, approximate time it takes for Instant Pot to come to pressure, and additional time for eggs to cool, be peeled, and mixed. The total time from start to finish is approximately 40 minutes.
*We used a 6-quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 Egg Halves
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6g